Sewing is one of the oldest textile arts which are still popular among the masses of India. Beyond being an art work, sewing serves as a source of livelihood for millions of people. In modern India the major part of the sewing industry is confined to the rural villages spread across the north and the north eastern states of India. Most of these villages are still to receive electricity and those of whom have, are sustaining on the verge of energy poverty. The operation of a sewing machine can be harnessed to produce electricity for small scale purposes. This can be used for charging batteries, mobile phones, lamps, emergency lights. The rotational aspect of the sewing machine wheel can be used to generate power. Power generation is facilitated by using an Alternator. The usage of an Alternator over a DC Motor or Dynamo has added advantages which are described in detail in due course. This paper is intended to present a method to generate power by effectively harnessing the rotational capability of a sewing machine wheel. The paper also deals with the advantages of using an alternator over other electricity generating devices.
Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, B, A., Karthik S, M, A., and H, A., “A Real time Electricity source based on Rotational Motion”, International Conference on Applications and Design in Mechanical Engineering (ICADME 2015), vol. 786. pp. 334-339, 2015.